Tell me whatcha think... I need an idea.

June 7th, 2011 in member junk     
gamecockchic gamecockchic, member
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Hey y'all

I got this table out of the "free" pile outside one of the local thrift shops and I'm not sure what to do with it.  The top is separate 2x4's.  I've thought about padding a piece of plywood and attaching that to the top so that, if I ever just want it to be a table again, I could remove it later or doing some decoupage on the top or just refinishing it but I'm unsure.  Maybe I should repurpose the thing altogether.  Whatcha think?

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Comments (13)

gamecockchic writes: mimi_Redo,

I hate to say that I haven't done anything with it yet. I've been a little slack lately and haven't done much that requires leaving my nice air-conditioned world but, when I do, I'll be sure to post photos. Maybe soon, I think the high's only gonna be in the low 90's this weekend. ;-) Posted: 3:30 pm on August 24th
mimi_Redo writes: Hey I'm new to this site and I found it by looking for Ideas for this exact piece! PLEASE let me know what you did with this I am curious!!? I have both end tables and the coffee table and I'm wanting to redo them somehow?? pls post new pics!! Posted: 7:31 pm on August 21st
bubbasmom writes: I have a whole set like One is in the garage buried One in my craft room holding a stack of drawers.Last one in hubbys computer room.Nice and strong. Just paint it to match whatever room or cover the top with tin. Posted: 6:23 pm on July 11th
startraveller writes: this looks like a really solid table, would look perfect if made to look like red gum, a deep reddish brown colour, that way its timeless and elegant, and fit anywhere! Posted: 10:01 am on June 28th
gamecockchic writes: Lakelover69, I'm so glad to see we're neighbors! I'm gonna find your shop and stop by sometime. Too funny that we both have regional references in our names, even though I did notice some icky Clemson stuff in one of your posts. Just kidding!!! Posted: 3:55 am on June 8th
gamecockchic writes: degrees outside! Posted: 3:54 am on June 8th
gamecockchic writes: Thanks everybody, I love the ideas! I think I'm gonna play with this table this weekend even if it's 100 Posted: 3:50 am on June 8th
katyflamingo writes: I agree with sandyrae - the older looking the better! Posted: 11:23 am on June 7th
ILikeItVintage writes: I have a table just like this one in my home. We picked it up at the longest yard sale about 3 years ago for $2. My husband sanded it, we stained it and it turned out beautiful. I love the table, it's sturdy and I don't have to worry about if it ever gets another ding or dent because that will just add to the character. There was a time in the past, maybe the 70's where making tables out of 2x6 wood was popular. Posted: 11:12 am on June 7th
lakelover69 writes: I agree with Sue, you already have the lines on top so I'd stripe it black and white and re-stain the bottom. Tres Chic!
Have fun with your projects. Also, just realized we are neighbors (I live in Chapin,SC). I have a little store in W. Columbia ( I opened it after all the inspiration I got from this site) called Memere's Attic. Check it out on Facebook!
Happy Junkin! Posted: 10:37 am on June 7th
greencolleen writes: i would prob funkyjunk it. a crate sign if you may ;). good luck neat piece at right price Posted: 9:31 am on June 7th
suewhitney writes: This looks like a very sturdy piece so I might just refinish it and use it as a table. I see some kind of black and white top on it. I love natural wood with black and white. It adds a modern feel without losing old world charm.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:00 am on June 7th
sandyrae writes: if it were me, I'd just do a good distressed finish on it. Make it look like it's been in a barn for the last 60 years. I love making old look even older! Posted: 5:49 am on June 7th
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